Key Points: • Human sex is more complex than is widely assumed, and intersex variations are to be expected within the human race as a natural expression of this complexity. • People with intersex variations have long faced issues of visibility and stigma, although this is beginning to be challenged. • There has been a lack of affirming sociological research; existing studies on people with intersex variations were mainly conducted in medical frames in the past. • There are many theoretical frames used in the field, most of these frames erase what are anecdotally people with intersex variations’ most urgent concerns. • There is a strong need for a distinct ‘Intersex Studies’ field devoted entirely to intersex issues; considering the perspectives and experiences of people with intersex variations themselves.
Intersex Stories and Statistics from Australia
By Tiffany Jones, Bonnie Hart, Morgan Carpenter, Gavi Ansara, William Leonard, and Jayne Lucke, 2016